Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), Istanbul

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) showcases Islamic art including textiles, tiles, and ethnographic dioramas, spanning from the 8th to the 20th centuries. Its striking stone building dates back to 1524; over the course of its history it has served as a house, prison, and clothing factory. Here you'll see one of the greatest collections of carpets in the world. Tour the exhibits to find vivid frescoes and mosaics, carved and inlaid wood pieces, and colorful porcelain objects. Learn how Turks have lived from numerous ethnological dioramas, from the time of nomads to the present day. The museum also has an unmatched overlook of the Blue Mosque and its surroundings. Make Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) a part of your Istanbul vacation plans using our Istanbul tourist route planner.
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  • Blue Mosque in nearby is a museum. Is larger than the entire Museum than anything else large Persian rugs have been exhibited, is very interesting. It is recommended to slowly break because the museum itself is a beautiful building with very tired.
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  • I was more attracted by the idea that it is the Palace of Ibrahim Pasha. I of course waited a little repetition, but of course it was not. Of course my quick disappointment was compensated by the presence of a large collection of Korans from different eras. For cultural education is certainly wonderful. The Museum is not large, bypass 40 minutes took
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  • This museum is located just off Sultanahmet Mosque and this is the Museum's first days Minister Palace Sultan Suleiman the magnificent-Ibrahim Pasha çáèñûáí and done as Museum of Sciences and Islamic civilization which no substantial visitor only tightens interested in studying Islamic history and exciting
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  • This museum can be a little underwhelming, if you visit other main attractions in Istanbul first. Very nice manuscripts and interesting artifacts, but somehow missing a wow factor. Worth 30-45 minutes, especially if you have the Istanbul Museum Pass.
  • This is a very interesting museum; which holds immense history of the Ottoman Empire. This is highly assisted by various artefacts whether they be paintings; calligraphy; poetry or sacred relics. A must visit if you are in the Sultan Ahmet District. Even if you are not a great history fan, when you are in such environments and have an opportunity to learn, you will be interested...no better place to learn then this place!
  • Some fantastic exhibits on display from the imperial Ottoman period / collection, and beyond including various artifacts from the wider Middle East. Gets 5 stars as its quieter than some of the other tourist spots. Has a world class animated projections area of various Islamic era peoples and events, and has some relics of the prophet Muhammed (upon him be peace), for which you don't have to queue up for as you do in the Topkapi palace museum.
  • Very nice exhibits across a range of artistic disciplines on display with detailed information of the timelines involved. There are also some rare religious artefacts on display. Part of the hippodrome has been excavated below the building and made into a display too. Don't forget to get a museum card if you intend to visit a number of other museums.
  • Stunning bit of history; much more accessible than an American museum as well.
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